© Sarah CIRACÌ
|Size/ Duration||approx. 13 min.|
|Copyright Notice||© Sarah CIRACÌ|
|Year of acquisition/ donation||2005|
|Description||Born in Grottaglie, Italy in 1972. Lives and works in Milan.|
After graduating from University of Bologna, Sarah Ciracì has been active as an artist since the second half of the 1990s. Based on her unique worldview related to science fiction, she deals with photographs, videos and installations. Her works freely cross over the ordinary and the extraordinary: a video in which buildings including art museums float in the air as if they were spacecrafts, and another in which Marcel DUCHAMP’s artwork "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even" (most often called "The Large Glass") is reinterpreted on the assumption that Duchamp was an alien coming from outer space. In 2008, she stayed in Aomori, Japan on an artist-in-residence program in which she created an installation on the theme of a world beyond our perceptual limits. In the work, an ultraviolet lamp lights up a human brain painted on the wall to make it dimly visible in the dark.
The world of Ciracì expressed by various media such as photographs, videos and installations is full of her unique futuristic outlook on the world. "2012" is her video work produced to celebrate the opening of this museum. In this work, a story, in which humankind is rescued in spaceshipshaped buildings around the world including this museum in the year 2012 when the earth is doomed, is told by an eyewitness account. Who is sending these distinctive-looking buildings flying and manipulating them by remote control, and where are they going? In this work, Ciracì’s own methodology has given form in a unique way through enriching such themes as humans, space mysteries and our future, adding them metaphysical and poetic qualities and visualizing them.
This Collection Data page contains the works and materials in the collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, as of April 1, 2018.
Artists are listed alphabetically by artist’s surname.
Works and materials by the same artists are listed according to the date of the work in principle.
Works whose dates are unidentified are listed at the end of each item. Some works are not listed according to the date of work due to their relations.
The data of works and materials are listed in order of title, production year, material/technique/form, dimensions, donor’s name, copyright holder and credit for photograph.
Dimensions are given by height (H) x width (W) in centimeters for plane work, and height (H) x width (W) x depth (D) in cm for 3-D work. Diameter (Ø) is used for circular work.
For the name of country or city, the name currently used in English is listed in principle.